Benjamin Leroux Aligoté, Burgundy, France 2020
Benjamin Leroux is a Burgundian native but didn’t come from a winemaking family. He was determined to become a vigneron at an early age and enrolled in lycée viticole in Beaune for agricultural studies at the age of 15. After some travels around the globe working harvest and 15 vintages under his belt working for Comte Armand in Pommard, Benjamin embarked on his own project. He made a reputation for prioritizing interesting parcels over how famous the appellation might be. His Aligoté is pure and full of character, a great value in Burgundy.
Pairing: Simple Roast chicken, poached halibut, eggs cooked in butter and caviar
Soil: Clay Limestone